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WATCH: ‘Squirming’ Republican Refuses To Admit House GOP’s Biden Probe May Be A Nothingburger

Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX), like nearly every GOP member in the House of Representatives, doesn’t actually take the job he was elected to do seriously because he’s far too busy trying to make excuses for failed ex-president Donald Trump and slag President Joe Biden.

Fallon was a guest on Fox today, and host Arthel Neville referenced an FBI document that Republicans claim proves Biden had illegal dealings with foreign governments while he was vice president.

“You’re going to finally get to see this,” Neville noted. “You’ve done a lot of work to make sure this happens.”

“Conversely, if it disapproves, disproves, or dispels suspicions and allegations, will that exonerate then Vice President Biden?”

Fallon: “Oh, no, not at all, because it’s just once. It’s just one document.”

“And Joe Biden could have ensured that this investigation ended years ago if he’s done nothing wrong by simply opening up his records and sharing them. His bank records, Hunter Biden’s bank records.”

That led Neville to ask Fallon if he believed the FBI could be counted on to investigate Trump as fairly as Biden.

“Of course, you hope so,” Fallon responded. “But you also don’t want to see a two-tiered justice system where one party is protected, and the other one is exposed and thrown under the bus, if you will.”

Neville accused Fallon of “squirming” instead of answering her questions directly.

“So Congressman, I mean, you’re doing a really good job of sort of squirming around my questions,” she said. “What I see you setting up, quite frankly, is that if this document doesn’t give you the evidence that you’re looking for, then you’re going to keep digging. Even if it does, you’re going to keep digging.

“So it seems like no matter what is in this document, no matter what the FBI does or doesn’t do, they’re political,” she added. “So it just is going to have this malaise of just confusion that will keep going and going and going. And I think that the American public would like to get some firm answers and not to have this process.”

What a large number of the American public would really like is if Fallon and his GOP colleagues actually did their damn jobs instead of trying to make excuses for Donald Trump and his crime family.

 

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FBI-Biden Documents GOP Is Demanding Likely Came From A Conspiracy Cooked Up By Rudy Giuliani: Report

For weeks now, Republicans in the House and Senate have been demanding that FBI Director Christopher Wray “hand over” documents that allegedly mention a bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden that supposedly took place when he served as vice president in the Obama administration.

But those documents — which Wray has refused to provide but made clear can be viewed at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. — appear to have a genesis in one of the most notorious liars on the planet: Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has also served as an attorney to failed former president Donald Trump, according to CNN.

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday offered to let House Oversight Chair James Comer view an internal law enforcement document at FBI headquarters that Republicans believe will shed light on an allegation that then-Vice President Joe Biden was involved in a criminal scheme with a foreign national, the chairman said in a statement.

The document has origins in a tranche of documents that Rudy Giuliani provided to the Justice Department in 2020, people briefed on the matter said.

The allegations of wrongdoing by the then-vice president, many originating from sources in Ukraine, were dubious enough that Attorney General William Barr in early 2020 directed that they be reviewed by a US attorney in Pittsburgh, in part because Barr was concerned that Giuliani’s document tranche could taint the ongoing Hunter Biden investigation overseen by the Delaware US attorney.

More specifically, the documents in question appear to be what are known as 1023s.

A 1023 is standard among federal law enforcement. It lists whatever claims being made by an informant, but it doesn’t provide any evidence that the claims might be true or supported by evidence. It’s a bit like going to the police and telling them you think your neighbor is running a meth lab. Your report isn’t based on facts or evidence, so it’s just an allegation, the sort of thing that anyone can make, especially in order to harm someone they don’t like.

You may recall that during the 2020 election, Giuliani freely admitted that he had traveled to Ukraine on numerous occasions in order to obtain dirt on Joe Biden in an effort to help Trump win reelection. Of course, Giuliani spews so much bullshit that he’s not taken seriously by anyone that isn’t willing to suspend disbelief when he starts talking, so his “proof” was little more than second-hand utterances from questionable characters, many of whom had ties to Russia.

And then today we learned that Republicans aren’t even interested in determining if the accusations in the documents are real, with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) admitting, “Let’s put it this way, there’s accusations in it. But it’s not for me to make a judgment about whether these accusations are accurate or not.”

If Republicans think some document that originated with Rudy Giuliani is the proof they need to impeach President Biden, then they’re even more delusional than Rudy himself.

 

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Chuck Grassley Says He Doesn’t Care If Bogus Accusations Against Joe Biden Are True Or Not

Just how worried are Republicans that President Joe Biden will win a second term in office come 2024? So much so that they’re now saying the quiet part out loud and admitting that they don’t give a damn if their spurious accusations against the president are true or not.

During an appearance on Fox, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley was asked about a document in the possession of the FBI that House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) claims is proof of criminal activity by Biden when he was vice president in the Obama administration.

Lawmakers can review the document at FBI headquarters if they want, but Comer and Grassley are demanding that it be given to them, which would be a violation of Bureau policy.

“Well, it’s not good enough for me,” Grassley said. “We asked for the document a month ago, it has been subpoenaed. We’re doing the constitutional job of oversight. I have read that document. If he would read it and it is an unclassified document, he admits it exists and we aren’t interested in whether or not the accusations against vice president Biden are accurate or not. We are responsible for making sure the FBI does its job, and that’s what we want to know.”

It should be noted that Grassley refused to say what findings might be made from the document or what crime it would prove.

“If he (Wray) would read it, he would know that all the excuses he is giving us that he wants to protect sources, and that’s important to protect sources, but that’s not an issue with this document the way I read it,” Grassley claimed. “He ought to come forth. They’ve got to produce this document. They are up against what the Durham report has said about the shortcomings and political bias of the FBI this is just one more example of them not being forthcoming to the public because the public’s business ought to be public. and there is no reason for an unclassified document to be held in secret.”

Does the document prove any wrongdoing by Biden? Grassley admitted that it’s not “damning,” but added, “Let’s put it this way, there’s accusations in it. But it’s not for me to make a judgment about whether these accusations are accurate or not, it’s up to my job to make sure the FBI is doing their job, and that’s what this is all about as far as I’m concerned. Public’s business ought to be public.”

The GOP is in full spin mode because they know their savior, Donald Trump, is about to be indicted for espionage and other crimes. They want to try and chum the waters so they can suggest that anything Trump might have done are no worse than the imaginary “crimes” they want accuse Biden of committing.

It’s not just pathetic, it’s downright comical.

 

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President Biden Has The Perfect Reaction When Fox’s Peter Doocy Asks If He’d Pardon Trump

President Joe Biden had the perfect reaction when asked Monday by Fox White House correspondent Peter Doocy if he’d consider pardoning failed former president Donald Trump.

Mediaite notes that just last week Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he would consider giving Trump a presidential pardon if he happens to be the next president.

That led Doocy to ask Biden the same question as the president was preparing to board Marine One at the White House.

“Did you see that Ron DeSantis said that if he became president, he would pardon Trump? Where are you on the idea of the president pardoning Trump?”

The president laughed, raised his hand, waved, and walked away as he remarked, “I’ll see you guys. That’s a great question.”

Pardon Trump? Sure. Right after the indicted ex-president admits that he tried to overturn the 2020 election and issues a formal apology.

 

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Biden Trolls DeSantis After Ron’s Twitter Campaign Announcement Crashes And Burns

It was not a good evening for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who decided to formally announce his candidacy for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination on Twitter, joined by Twitter CEO Elon Musk.

To put it mildly, the social media rollout was riddled with glitches and a completely embarrassment, as HuffPost notes.

Elon Musk, Twitter’s owner and former CEO, had teased the announcement for days, but things quickly went awry as audio feeds cut out and Twitter staff could be heard cutting in to try and fix the situation. At one point, more than 500,000 people seemed to be tuned in to the Twitter Spaces event before it suddenly went offline. Musk was able to launch a new online venue, but only about half of the original viewers were able to join.

Afterwards, the Biden-Harris 2024 campaign sent out a tweet that was clearly meant to mock DeSantis.

That was followed by celebratory tweets applauding the shade Biden had just thrown at DeSantis.